Last month, friends and family gathered to congratulate 23 new licensed practical nurses (LPNs) on their graduation from the CCIU Practical Nursing Program.
The full-time cohort is the 121st class to graduate from the Downingtown program.
Nancy Haughton, PNP’s director, presented the graduates, including the Downingtown cohort valedictorian Lauren Kolachny and salutatorian Lei Li.
Downingtown’s class president, Ulonda Brazzle, led the class in the Practical Nursing Pledge and then introduced the guest speaker, Kimberly Ratcliff, the Director of Nursing at Wellington at Hershey’s Mill. Ratcliff called for the graduates to be servant leaders, to help improve patient care, and to uphold the high standards they learned in PNP.
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Kennett Library and Chatham Financial
The library has agreed to sell a 5.2-acre property on Ways Lane to Chatham Financial, according to a report in the Chester County Press.
The sale of the property marks an important step toward the goal of constructing a new library building on a site at the intersection of State and Willow streets. The library’s Board of Trustees reached an agreement to purchase the Weinstein Lot from the borough earlier this year.
The Ways Lane property produced $900,000 in proceeds, and those funds will go toward building the new library.
Th PBPA’s 2017 Legacy of Service Awards Dinner recently took place at the Desmond Hotel in Malvern.
PBPA had much to celebrate: its 70th year serving the area, the recognition of individuals and businesses that have made a significant impact on the community, and a tribute to the late Brian Zwaan.
Zwaan was a past recipient of the Business Person of the Year Award and was heavily involved with the Front Porch Trust Scholarship Fund. His family was gifted a plaque in his honor.
The following awards were bestowed at the dinner:
- Community Leader of the Year: Sandi Gorman, Tredyffrin & Easttown CARE
- Citizen of the Year: Ira Dutter
- Business Persons of the Year: Paoli Village Shoppes – Judy Huey, Rob Diserafino, Stan Luongo, and Ronald Luongo
- Beautification: Matthews Paoli Ford, Kings Haven, and Malvern Federal Savings Bank
- Media Award: Savvy Main Line – Caroline O’Halloran
- Lifetime Achievement: J. Anderson (Andy) Wilson
MLK CommUNITY of the Greater Kennett Area
The nonprofit is holding its 17th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 15 from 8-10 AM at the Red Clay Room at 423 Dalmatian Street in Kennett Square.
The breakfast will feature keynote speaker Bishop Dwayne D. Royster and music by the 90-member MLK CommUNITY Choir.
“In challenging and trying times, it is up to us to stand together for the sake of our communities and the future of our young people,” said Carol Black, President of the MLK CommUNITY Board of Directors. “That is precisely what our breakfast and the entire day is all about. Inspired by the life and legacy of Dr. King, we are bringing together business, faith, community leaders and friends who share his vision to change the world for the betterment of all people.”
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This workshop – on Wednesday, Jan. 31 from 10-11:30 AM at PA CareerLink-Chester County and the United Way Financial Stability Center in Exton – will help employers to identify signs of addiction and understand what actions they can take regarding opioid addiction in their workplace.
The workshop is being presented by the PA Department of Labor and Industry Bureau of Worker’s Compensation Unit. Tickets are free, but companies are asked to RSPV by clicking here.
Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce
The SCCCC has named Jim McLeod its 2017 Outstanding Citizen of the Year, and will honor him at its 51st Annual Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 16, at Longwood Gardens at 6:30 PM.
“Jim McLeod’s tireless work in our community and his ability and desire to bring people together to work toward a common goal is truly outstanding,” said Cheryl Kuhn, President of the SCCCC.
McLeod has a long record of service at the local, county, and state levels.
Past recipients of the SCCCC’s Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award include Kathleen Lafferty, Doris Haley, Eva Verplanck, James T. Horn, Michael R. Walker, Janice Taylor, Terence Farrell, Stacie A. Kucera, Ken Goddu, Joan Holliday, David Haradon, and Leon Spencer, Jr.
Click here to learn about sponsorship opportunities or to purchase tickets.